Engage2Excel Blog

Posted by Darren Findley on Thu, February 23, 2017

With the employment market continuing to tighten, many companies are re-examining the differences between active and passive job seekers.

An active job seeker is motivated to find a new job and actively searches for job opportunities. Passive job seekers are individuals who are currently employed and willing to learn about new career opportunities.

Our December 2016 survey of 940 active and 507 passive job seekers revealed some key differences in the perceptions, preferences and behaviors of active versus passive job seekers. These findings are revealed in our most recent infographic, The Key Differences Between Active and Passive Job Seekers.

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Posted by Jeff Gelinas on Tue, February 7, 2017

Over the past few weeks we have released infographics highlighting results of a survey conducted through our Trendicators research arm that depict why candidates accept job offers and why employees seek employment elsewhere. These insights have been among our most popular research findings to date.

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Posted by Darren Findley on Wed, January 25, 2017

The offer acceptance rate is becoming an increasingly vital KPI for HR departments across all industry sectors. 

Offer Acceptance Rate (%) = (Number of Acceptances / Number of Offers) x 100

This ratio is used to evaluate the effectiveness of your overall recruitment strategy and helps determine the number of candidates you’ll need to interview and make offers to in order to achieve your recruiting goals. Equally important, improving your offer acceptance rate increases your ROI on talent acquisition.

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Posted by Jeff Gelinas on Wed, January 11, 2017

When the number of available jobs exceed job seekers, employees who aren’t happy look for employment elsewhere.

The U.S. labor market is now the strongest it has been in decades, with the ratio of unemployed Americans to open jobs now at 1.4 to 1. In July 2009, this ratio was a whopping 6.6 to 1.

A shrinking pool of qualified candidates in 2017 will drive greater reliance on recruiting from already employed candidates. As a result, HR leaders are reexamining their retention strategies.

Engage2Excel recently completed groundbreaking research on the impact of engagement on talent acquisition. Over the next few months, we’ll be releasing a series of reports and insights based on this study.

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